Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh Scotland
Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh Scotland Highlights
For a change in pace in the Edinburgh area or perhaps a quick round right off the plane, consider the historic Bruntsfield Links which is located on 35 acres of pristine Edinburgh parkland. Bruntsfield Links overlooks the Firth of Forth with great views of the famous North Sea inlet and Bruntsfield Links is the home of the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society which is the fourth oldest in the entire world, founded way back in 1761! Bruntsfield Links’ original 6-hole course was practically in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, and the current layout is just 3 miles from the city centre, designed by Willie Park Jr. who’s fa-ther Willie Park Sr. famously won the first Open Championship at Prestwick in 1860. Willie Jr. won the Open himself both in 1887 and 1889. Alister MacKenzie, James Braid, and Fred Hawtree have also left their marks over the years on the Bruntsfield Links design. The clubhouse at Bruntsfield Links is particularly memorable both for its architecture and its magnificent lunch spread, reason in and of itself to pay it a visit after clearing customs and collecting your rental car! Remember, links golf can be tough both because of the challenge and the elements (especially the wind!). You would be wise to include a little bit of parkland whether to give your golf ball count a break or to shoot a good score or to just get your feet back under you after the flight over. Bruntsfield Links with its history, location, and quality is a perfect option!
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